Strategic planning requires that we look to the future. Having done that, we see a future health care system that is driven by the needs of our customers--with diversified and empowered nurses at the forefront . In order to make this a reality, we must examine the way we do business and restructure the way we deliver care. We must map out step-by-step how to effect change. Through collaborative efforts, we have developed the Nurse Corps Strategic Plan-a plan that applies to every active duty... favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Nurse Corps, nursing, nurses
Jun 5, 2015byU.S. Navy. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
United States Navy Medical News Letter Vol. 38 No. 6, 22 September 1961MEDICAL DIGESTSManagement of Radiation Exposure Patients by CAPT E . R. King MC USN, Chief of Radiology, U.S. Naval Hospital; Director, Department of Nuclear Medicine, U.S. Naval Medical School ... 3Eaton Agent Pneumonia by CAPT J. R. Kingston MC USN, R. M. Chanock MD, LT M.A. Mufson MC USNR, L. P. Hellman MA, W. D. James and H. H. Fox BS, LT M.A. Manko MC USNR, and CAPT James Boyers MC USNR. ... 7Animal Genes and Pigment... favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Navy Medicine magazine, NAMRU-4, smallpox, vaccination, polio, nuclear warfare, NH St. Albans,...
Mission to NagasakiBy Lieut. Helen F. Groble (HC) USN, Aboard the USS HAVENA Navy Nurse's Account of Hospital Ship Duty at this Japanese Port. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: USS Haven (AH-12), hospital ship, atomic bomb, World War II, World War 2, Japan, POWs, Prisoners of...
Jul 12, 2013byU.S. Navy. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
The Grog Issue 37, 2013FeaturesSharks, No Chaser: A Look Back at the Navy's Fight Against the Denizens of the Deep ......................................................page 4Vixerat: RADM Ferdinand Berley (1912-2013).............................page 14Angels of the Airfield: Navy Air Evacuation Nurses of World War II .................page 16ShowcaseBUMED Aviation Supplement's "Shark Notes"...............................page 6A Few Facts About... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: History of medicine, sharks, Navy Air Evacuation Nurses, Joel Boone, Ferdinand Berley, obituaries,...
Story by Jennifer Zingalie, U.S. Naval Hospital Guam Public Affairs."Staying in control is important; diabetics probably know that better than most. In March U.S. Naval Hospital Guam (USNH) stood up a Diabetes Clinic to provide more comprehensive care to patients with uncontrolled diabetes. The clinic is run by a doctor, a corpsman and a Diabetes Nurse Educator. Additional support includes staff from the Optometry, Podiatry and Nutrition Departments." Topics: NH Guam, diabetes, Navy Medicine magazine
By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs."Silke Nied Sookbirsingh, certified medical assistant with 4/OB clinic and Willie Tart, Information Management Department electronic health records trainer, have shared their stories of overcoming odds and weathering hardships in the best-selling inspirational book ‘Unwavering Strength.’" Topics: NH Bremerton, Navy Medicine magazine
By Lt. Col. Eric Halsey, head of Virology Department at NAMRU-6, Peru.Mosquitoes are the main insects that carry arboviruses - Arthropod-borne viruses— a group of pathogens threatening an ever increasing number of countries and people. Some of the more well-known arboviruses include West Nile virus, dengue virus, and yellow fever virus. The Virology Department of the Naval Medical Research Unit No. 6 (NAMRU-6) in Peru concentrates much of their research effort into studying this dangerous... Topics: Navy Medicine Live Blog, arboviruses, dengue fever, West Nile fever, yellow fever, NAMRU-6
Join in on National Nutrition Month! Learn ways to incorporate extra activity into your daily routine. Like to snack at your desk? Learn what some healthy alternatives are when the munchies hit before lunch time. Incorporate the whole family with some easy tips to get everyone moving. Take a peek at two healthy and delicious dinner recipes and top it off with an indulgent, but still waistline friendly, pumpkin cheesecake smoothie. Lots of new Nutrition classes are being offered now at USNH... Topics: nutrition, NH Yokosuka
Editor’s Note: There are many colorful characters in the Navy whose stories live on long after they retire from the service. There can be little doubt that in the pantheon of these “larger than life” figures retired Rear Adm. William McDaniel, MC stands tall. McDaniel served 30 years in the Navy Medical Department where he commanded five medical facilities including Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia (1992-1995) before retiring in 1997. Despite his many accomplishments, there are... Topics: Navy Medicine Live Blog, oral history, William McDaniel, wrestling
By Capt. Patricia K. McCafferty, executive officer, Operation Health Support UnitTrained and ready, Navy Medicine Reservists have been mobilized in times of crisis, whether it’s to support humanitarian operations or boots on the ground conflict. In 1991, Operation Desert Shield saw over 2,000 Navy Medicine Reservists deploy, and an additional 4,000 recalled to replace deployed personnel. Our Reservists also provided operational support of deployed Navy and Marine Corps units; augmented... Topics: Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC), Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit, Afghanistan, Naval...
By Lt. Melinda Villarreal MS RD LD, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune."I am a Navy Dietitian, stationed at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. Energy drinks have been fast growing hot topics. The idea to consume energy drinks has been increasingly desirable with those seeking more energy from working long hours or simply more energy for performance. Whatever your reasons may be, being knowledgeable on the adverse effects is important to consider and learning about healthier alternatives is... Topics: Navy Medicine Live Blog, dietitian, Camp Lejeune, US Marine Corps, nutrition
"While there have been challenges, Dr. Aaron Moffett says his experience coaching the Navy/Coast Guard swim team for the annual Warrior Games has been the highlight of his career." Topics: Warrior Games, physical therapy, rehabilitation, sports, Navy Medicine Live Blog
By Cmdr. Scott A. Olivolo, Navy Medicine Support Command Credentialing Director, MSC, USN(RC)."As health care leaders, the need to recognize and adapt our mindset to the generational changes in our global workforce is greater than ever. Arguably, at no other point in history have the differences between how each generation approaches work, personal life, and service to the community been so dramatic. This is especially true in Navy Medicine." Topic: Navy Medicine Live Blog
By Cmdr. John Brooks, M.D., Lovell Federal Health Care CenterStress is simply your body’s reaction to a stimulus and it is present in our everyday lives. The stimulus can be an event that is either good or bad; it can be real or perceived; and it can range in severity from mild to major or even traumatic. Stress is so prevalent in our society that according to an American Psychological Association survey, about one-fourth of Americans rate their stress level as 8 or more on a 10-point scale. Topics: Navy Medicine Live Blog, Lovell Federal Health Care Center, stress, suicide
By Sally Vickers, MS, CHES, Health Promotion and Wellness Department, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health CenterIf you’re battling weight issues, you’re not alone. Nearly 70 percent of those ages 20 and older in the United States are considered to be overweight or obese. While staying fit can seem overwhelming at times, there is a solution. The Navy’s ShipShape Weight Management Program understands the unique challenges that you face, and we’re here to help. We can provide you with the... Topics: Navy Medicine Live Blog, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center, nutrition, obesity
By Petty Officer 2nd Class John O’Neill Herrera, Naval Medical Center San Diego Public Affairs. Topics: rehabilitation, sports, Paralympics, US Marine Corps, Warrior Games, NMC San Diego, Navy Medicine...
By Cmdr. James Callan, M.D., Naval Hospital Jacksonville associate director for medical servicesJune is recognized as Men’s Health Month, a time to raise awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection. Men should make health a priority and take active daily steps to become healthier and stronger. There are many easy things that men, as well as women, can do to improve and maintain their overall health. Let’s review a few to get you on track to a healthier life and... Topics: Navy Medicine Live Blog, smoking, tobacco, exercise, sleep
By Cmdr. Michail Charissis, director of psychological health, Bureau of Navy Medicine and SurgeryAs a leader in mental health awareness, treatment, and research, Navy Medicine is instrumental in the development of advances that are improving the lives of Sailors, Marines, their families and retirees who suffer from a mental health condition. Navy Medicine providers understand the demanding environment of military life and experiences of combat, during which many Sailors and Marines experience... Topics: Navy Medicine Live Blog, psychology
by Lt. Cmdr. Jeffrey Wessel, DDS, MS, Diplomate, American Board of PeriodontologyAs a board-certified Periodontist and current faculty member for the Periodontics Residency Program at the Naval Postgraduate Dental School, I see patients on a daily basis who have been affected by gum disease and the negative impacts the disease, and associated tooth loss, can have on their dental health, systemic health and overall quality of life. Recent estimates indicate more than 47% of American adults,... Topics: dentistry, periodontitis, Navy Medicine Live Blog
By 2nd Lt. Megan Donahue, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and Lt. Robert Lennon, family medicine physician at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Fla. "Why is it important for a child to receive all of his or her recommended vaccinations? Vaccines help prevent diseases that cause health problems and death by providing the vaccinated individual with immunity to the organisms that cause the diseases. It can take the body up to a couple of weeks to develop immunity to an... Topics: Navy Medicine Live Blog, pedatrics, vaccination
By Loretta L. Stein, MD."Almost 30 years after my father’s conjunctival graft study, I became an ophthalmology resident. On my first day of orientation, he became seriously ill and passed away shortly afterward. I sojourned on with my training, and much like other residents, I became immersed in learning the trade- studying for OKAPs, preparing grand rounds, taking call, logging surgical cases, as well as conducting my own research." Topics: ophthalmology, plastic surgery, Navy Medicine Live Blog
Statement of Vice Admiral Adam M. Robinson, USN, MC, Surgeon General of the Navy Before the Subcommittee on Defense of the House Appropriations Committee."The mental health task force’s recommendations were aimed at accomplishing the following four major tasks:a. Build a culture of support for psychological health.b. Ensure a full continuum of excellent care for service members and their families.c. Provide sufficient resources for mental health services and allocate them according to... Topics: Iraq, Afghanistan, military medicine, mental health
By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public AffairsWhen a Navy chaplain is assigned to a military treatment facility such as Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB), their broad range of duties helps the overall mission of Navy Medicine to enable readiness, wellness and patient-centeredcare of Sailors, Marines, their families and all others entrusted in their care.Along with ecumenical duties, they also handle such responsibilities as counseling individuals seeking guidance and spiritual... Topics: NH Bremerton, psychology, Navy Medicine Live Blog
Evidence-based Care in DentistryLieutenant Commander Randall Walker, DC, USN, Captain Fred Certosimo, DC,USN (Ret.), and Captain Christopher LeClaire, DC, USNTraditionally, clinical decisions in dentistry have been based on the experience of the clinical dentist. If a given treatment seemed to work, it was utilized again; if the results were disappointing, the procedure was deserted. Evaluating clinical treatment in this fashion is difficult because it is hard to know which factors are... Topics: Dentistry, Dentists
By Capt. Jack Tsao, director, traumatic brain injury programs, U.S. NavyBureau of Medicine and Surgery."Where do you think most Sailors and Marines sustain TBIs? If you guessed that the vast majority (approximately 84%) occur in the non-deployed setting and not as a direct cause of combat, you would be correct! While the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have made the term, “TBI,” commonplace, work and recreational activities at home remain the major sources of concussions in the... Topics: Navy Medicine Live Blog, TBI, neurology
STATEMENT OF VICE ADMIRAL ADAM M. ROBINSON, JR., MC, USN, SURGEON GENERAL OF THE NAVY BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON DEFENSE OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS."Navy Medicine delivers world class care, anytime, anywhere. We are forward-deployed and engaged around the world every day, no matter what the environment and regardless of the challenge. The operational tempo of this past year continues to demonstrate that we must be flexible, adaptable and ready to respond globally. We will be... Topics: humanitarian assistance, Iraq, Afghanistan, military medicine, Congressional testimony
Latex mediated hypersensitivityLCDR James M. Tynecki, DC, USN, and CDR Charles Paddock, DC, USNIntroductionNatural latex, a byproduct from the sap of a commercially grown rubber tree, Hevea brasiliensis, is an allergen in persons with considerable collective latex exposure. The sap contains at least 10 soluble proteins which can cause an IgE-mediated allergic/ hypersensitivity reaction. Individuals at high risk are those in the rubber and health care industries, as well as others who undergo... Topics: allergens, latex, rubber, Universal Precautions, dentistry
By Lt. Louis Streb, RN, MSN, Instructor, Basic Medical Technician Corpsman Program, Medical Education and Training CampusCorpsmen get a crash course on the cardiovascular, or circulatory system, which consists of the heart, blood, and blood vessels. They start with key terms such as atria, ventricle, artery, vein, capillary, red and white blood cells, plasma, blood pressure, hypertension, pacemaker, and shock. Students learn that the heart is a muscle about the size of your fist, located in the... Topics: cardiology, Hospital Corps, training, Navy Medicine Live Blog
Recurrent Herpes Labialis (RHL)Commander David I. Tindle, DC, USN and Captain Robert G. Sherman, DC, USNPurposeOral infection with Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) is very common in the United States. Ninety percent of the adult population demonstrates antibodies to HSV-1 by the fifth decade of life . Of these, approximately 40 percent will experience a re-current HSV-1 infection. The purpose of this Clinical Update is to review specifically the pathogenesis of RHL and to inform... Topics: Herpes Labialis, Herpesvirus 1, Human
Force Master Chief Terry J. Prince. Every year in June, the United States recognizes Men’s Health Month to heighten awareness of preventable health issues commonly found in men and encourage early detection and treatment of disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the top five leading causes of death among meninclude heart disease, cancer, unintentional injury or accidents, chronic lower respiratory disease and stroke. Most of these conditions are preventable or treatable... Topic: Navy Medicine Live Blog
Oral cancer: part ILieutenant Steven Marc Stokes, DC, USNR and Commander James Castle, DC, USNIntroductionIn the United States, cancers of the oral cavity and oropharynx represent approximately 3% of all malignancies. An estimated 30,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year, and about half of them will eventually die of the disease. Over 90% of these tumors are squamous cell carcinomas which arise from the oral mucosal lining. Ironically, while most oral cancers are mucosal... Topics: Carcinoma, Squamous Cell, Mouth Mucosa, Mouth Neoplasms
Capt. Darin Via, NMCP commanding officer, and HMCM (EXW/FMF/SW) Aaron VanDall, acting Command Master Chief, offer staff their well wishes for a happy and safe Thanksgiving. Topics: Thanksgiving, NMC Portsmouth, Darin Via
By Capt. Joseph McQuade, family medicine physician and director, public health, Naval Hospital Jacksonville."The flu season creeps up on us just as the kids get back to school. Seasonal epidemics of influenza occur every year in the U.S., beginning in the fall. Typically epidemics cause thousands to tens of thousands of deaths and about 200,000 hospitalizations." Topics: influenza, vaccination, Navy Medicine Live Blog
By Larry Coffey, Navy Medicine Education and Training Command"Approximately 425 Navy hospital corps and Army medic students from the Medical Education and Training Campus at Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) Fort Sam Houston were provided a traditional holiday meal on Thanksgiving Day by volunteers from Valero Corporation." Topics: Navy Medicine magazine, Navy Medicine Education and Training Command (NMETC)
By Lt. Cmdr. Mike Villarroel, internal medicine resident, Naval Medical Center San Diego."Graduate Medical Education in Navy Medicine is multi-faceted, providing education to many specialties. As part of Navy Medical Education and Training month this month, Navy medical personnel wrote to their future selves in order to show what it took to get to the current points in their careers." Topics: Graduate Medical Education, training, NMC San Diego, Navy Medicine Live Blog
By Rear Adm. Rebecca McCormick-Boyle, chief of staff, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery."Over the past several months, Navy Medicine leadership discussed and prioritized organizational opportunities and challenges to build a better and more integrated command around Navy and Marine Corps leadership. As a result, we are engaged in executing a realignment plan for the Navy Medicine enterprise that will meet these requirements. The realignment is designed to enhance accountability,... Topic: Navy Medicine Live Blog
By Cmdr. Carolyn Currie, director, theater engagement, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery."The New Zealand Defense Forces took over the lead for the mission in Kiribati and will continue to do so in the Solomon Islands (or Solies as they call them)." Topics: Navy Medicine Live Blog, humanitarian assistance, Pacific Partnership
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The Guard and Reserve provide health care to Kaua'i during Tropic Care 2012 despite the island enduring one of its worst storms in decades. Defense Media Activity ,Video by Tech. Sgt. Michael Jackson, Hawaii News Bureau - (DVIDS) Topics: military medicine, humanitarian assistance, Navy Medicine, Hospital Corps
By Lt. (Dr.) Mike Parenteau, General Surgery intern, Naval Medical Center San Diego."Wanting to have an adventure and see parts of this country often over looked by many travelers, I set off, one turn of the pedal at a time, on a cross country bike ride from Naval Medical Center Portsmouth to Naval Medical Center San Diego. This trip was a graduation present and personal challenge to me. You see, I’ve never been a cyclist or even really ever learned to ride a bicycle that well." Topics: NMC San Diego, training, urology, Navy Medicine Live Blog
By Lt. Ana Soper, PhD, staff neuropsychologist, Naval Hospital Beaufort, S.C."As an active duty Navy neuropsychologist working with those affected by TBI, I’ve developed several tips to help service members and their loved ones during their recovery." Topics: neuropsychology, NH Beaufort, US Marine Corps, Navy Medicine Live Blog
As a microbiologist, Navy Medicine has taken me away from the laboratory bench and routine patient sample processing to a more challenging, diversified and rewarding career. It has molded me into the naval officer I am today. In November 2014, I was requested to deploy and man one of the two navy mobile laboratories in support of Operation United Assistance during the famous Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Topics: Navy Medicine Live Blog, NAMRU-3, Morocco, Africa, influenza, NEPMU-2, Navy and Marine Corps Public...
I’m a Navy Nurse Corps officer and perinatal clinical nurse specialist. In June I departed Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) for Naval Medical Center San Diego and I recently became Assistant Specialty Leader for Maternal Child/Neonatal Nursing to the Director of the Navy Nurse Corps. Topics: USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), Pacific Partnership 2013, NMC San Diego, NH Bremerton, pediatrics,...
"Scrubbing In, brought to you by the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, takes you around Navy Medicine to show who we are and what we do. In this episode, Paul Ross travels to the Bioskills Simulation Training Center at Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) to show how Navy Medicine personnel use simulators to provide realistic training. Paul participates in a simulated medical code, the delivery of a baby, and treatment battlefield injuries. (Produced by U.S. Navy Bureau of... Topic: Navy Medicine magazine
By Douglas H. Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs."Naval Hospital Bremerton staff members gathered for an impromptu photo opportunity to collectively show their Seattle Seahawk colors, spirit and support for the Super Bowl on Feb. 2, against the Denver Broncos in front of the command’s entrance featuring Northwest Native American art from the Haida nation, of which the Seahawk – or Osprey– is featured in their lore." Topics: Seattle Seahawk, football, NH Bremerton, Navy Medicine magazine
Leadership Ensures Corpsmen have a Comfortable BarracksSnoring Can Be a Sign of a Larger ProblemBees Bees Everywhere! What to do if stung!Breast Cancer Awareness Month is Coming UpNatural Disasters Can Lead to Medical EmergenciesSeptember is Baby Safety Month, Children's Eye Health and Safety Month and the lst--7th is Child Injury Prevention WeekTips on Preventing Colds and The FluSecond Class Petty Officer Association Tackles Highway 62 Litter Topics: NH Twentynine Palms, pediatrics, Hospital Corps
By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs."SAFE are part of the command’s response ability in conjunction with the Navy’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program to prevent and eliminate sexual assault. Victim Care Protocols include safe (exam) room and victim advocate availability, exam test procedures, and especially a professional trained staff member to guide through the entire process. Those staff members just went through the three-day training... Topics: Navy Medicine magazine, NH Bremerton